Have you been to mighty Moscow ?
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Rainy weather and cloudy skies gave a cold welcome to me upon my arrival in Moscow.
But that did not dampen my spirit to explore this historic city. In just three days, I managed to cover a number of famous spots, including iconic Red Square. Stunning architecture and fascinating culture make Moscow a unique cosmopolitan city in the world.
From bar-hopping to clubbing, from shopping to capturing the beauty of the city, I did my best to make it a memorable as well as fun trip.
But what intrigued me was the lack of western travellers. Almost everywhere I found a lot of Chinese and Japanese tourists, taking selfies 🙂
Moscow University. Is not it pretty ?
Cathedral of Christ the Saviour
GUM (department store)
Saint Basil’s Cathedral
What I liked most about the city: Bars and their lip-smacking foods (My favourite – Russian Salad).
Wide roads, big buildings and exceptionally stylish people. Even I found a cab driver very charming. 🙂
What I did not like: A big big communication gap between local people and travellers.
I tried to communicate with local people but failed miserably due to lack of English knowledge. At the same time, a couple of people smiled at me, said ‘hello’ especially in bars. 😛
One recommended place – Izmailovsky Flea Market. You can find authentic Russian products, including Russian dolls and leather jackets, at cheaper rate, compared to other places.
What I missed: Moscow’s iconic metro stations as most of the time I travelled by taxis. 😦
Love to party? – Head to Bolotnaya Naberezhnaya area, where you can find a plethora of nightclubs there, but I opted for RED.
Recommended drink – Khortytsa Ice Vodka (smooth and sweet)
So this is Moscow. Accept it as it is and you will like it the way I liked it 🙂
PS:– I booked my Moscow trip with Visit Russia and I must say they are very good at managing a trip. Highly recommended.
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Moscow is home to some magnificent parks and Sokolniki is one of them. Situated in the Sokolinki District of Moscow, the park comes alive with numerous fast food stalls and playgrounds for kids. I was lucky to discover the park as it is just next to Holiday Inn Sokolinki – where I stayed for three days.
I spotted many kids playing and skating, with most of them being closely watched by their mothers. 🙂 I was there for at least two hours, seeing people talking, taking a walk, drinking, some even dancing and making love. I was surprised to see some mothers with their toddlers in the park, while it was snowing. It could be too cold for them or may be not – after all they are Russians. You can also spot many beautiful birds and squirrels in the park.
Believe me, it is an unmissable attraction of Moscow !!!!
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